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Building A Stronger, More Strategic BCM Program

February 18, 2014 11:01 am | by Patrick Potter, GRC Strategist, Business Continuity & Audit, RSA | Articles | Comments

First of all, you must understand your company’s vision and plan, and then identify any conflicts or gaps with your BCM program vision and plan. It’s important to understand that you will be speaking with people with less knowledge, background and interest in BCM and resiliency. It’s important to them too, they just may not know it yet! 

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One More Death From New Virus

February 18, 2014 10:26 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Saudi Arabia says a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said that the man died in a Riyadh hospital on Sunday.    

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City Closes Poultry Markets To Stop Bird Flu

February 18, 2014 10:24 am | News | Comments

The major city of Guangzhou in southern China closed its live poultry markets on Saturday for two weeks to halt the spread of the H7N9 strain of bird flu. The closure lasts through Feb. 28 "to strengthen work to control the spread of the H7N9 flu." 

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Sands Websites Restored A Week After Hacking

February 18, 2014 10:19 am | by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has restored its websites a week after they were hacked. The company pulled down its sites after hackers defaced them with images condemning comments CEO Sheldon Adelson had made about using nuclear weapons on Iran. 

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Kickstarter Says Hackers Got Customer Data

February 18, 2014 10:17 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data. The breach comes after discount retailer Target Corp. said it believes hackers infiltrated the computers of one of its vendors, and installed malicious software in Target's checkout system for its 1,800 U.S. stores.

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Ice Storm Causes Another Traffic Jam In The South

February 18, 2014 10:15 am | by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY & KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

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Volcanic Ash Blankets Towns & Villages

February 18, 2014 9:46 am | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

Towns and villages across a wide area of eastern Java (Indonesia) have been blanketed with ash. Two people have died and 200,000 have been evacuated from their homes on the main island of Java after Mount Kelud erupted. BBC News' Alice Budisatrijo reports from Jakarta. 

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Acta S.p.A. Cooperation Agreement With ReliOn

February 17, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Acta S.p.A. is pleased to announce the signing of a wide-ranging cooperation agreement with ReliOn Inc., one of the largest fuel cell manufacturers in the world specializing in back-up power systems for telecom, government and transportation applications. 

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Extent Of Sands Hack Remains Unclear

February 14, 2014 10:10 am | by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett said regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of the gambling systems.      

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White House Offers Help To Industry On Cyberattacks

February 13, 2014 3:41 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces." Officials warned that an attack on critical sectors of the U.S. economy could put the entire country at risk.

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U.S., 26 Countries Launch Effort To Fight Outbreaks

February 13, 2014 3:27 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Germs "do not recognize or stop at national borders," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said as representatives from participating countries, the World Health Organization and other groups met to discuss plans. "A threat anywhere is indeed a threat everywhere."

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AtHoc Interactive Warning System Implemented At Naval Medical Center San Diego

February 12, 2014 1:54 pm | News | Comments

AtHoc, Inc. has announced the AtHoc Interactive Warning System for mass notification and interactive command-wide communications has been implemented at Naval Medical Center San Diego. AtHoc delivers mass notification and daily critical communications via telephone, text and email alerts. 

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Atlanta Prepares For Snow, Freezing Rain

February 11, 2014 10:51 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Forecasters say that Atlanta, and much of Georgia, should expect a major ice storm. In preparation for the storm, residents have already stripped store shelves bare. ABC News reports on the latest.                                                                                      

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New Risk Survey Finds Regulatory Change Tops List Of Risk Concerns For Companies Across Multiple Industries

February 11, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

Changes in the regulatory environment and heightened scrutiny by regulators rank at or near the top of risk concerns among corporate leaders regardless of industry, according to Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2014, a just-released survey report by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. 

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Government Report: Cyberattacks Not Coordinated

February 11, 2014 10:26 am | by PETE YOST, Associated Press | News | Comments

A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy. The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force says the implications cannot be overstated.

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